Easington Colliery Primary School, Durham

Easington Colliery Primary School, Durham

The Primary School in Easington Colliery near Durham opened in 1913 and could accommodate 1,296 children. It closed in the late 1990's and has stood empty ever since.

Visited August 2014  UK Durham, UK Derelict

History of the abandoned Easington Colliery Primary School

Easington Colliery Primary School was built in 1911-13 to accommodate the growing number of children in the booming mining town. The school consisted of two identical buildings separated by two yards with a dividing wall. One building was for boys and the other for girls. The lower floor of each building was for infants and the top floor for seniors.

The school could accommodate 1,296 children. Built by architects J Morson of Durham in the Baroque style it cost £21,000 to build. The buildings served their purpose until their closure in the late 1990s. Since then the site was acquired by a development company who applied for planning permission to build 39 homes. English Heritage opposed the plan and achieved listed building status, resulting in the buildings standing empty and falling into decay ever since.

Easington Colliery Primary School - Sunlight floods into a decaying classroom
Easington Colliery Primary School – Sunlight floods into a decaying classroom
Easington Colliery Primary School - Through a classroom door
Easington Colliery Primary School – Through a classroom door
Easington Colliery Primary School - Decaying Classroom
Easington Colliery Primary School – Decaying Classroom
 
Easington Colliery Primary School - Light fills the classroom
Easington Colliery Primary School – Light fills the classroom
Easington Colliery Primary School - Blackboards and chalk remain
Easington Colliery Primary School – Blackboards and chalk remain
Easington Colliery Primary School - School-work on a desk
Easington Colliery Primary School – School-work on a desk
Easington Colliery Primary School - Chalk and a dictionary
Easington Colliery Primary School – Chalk and a dictionary
 
Easington Colliery Primary School - The teachers chair
Easington Colliery Primary School – The teachers chair
Easington Colliery Primary School - A trolley in the hall
Easington Colliery Primary School – A trolley in the hall
Easington Colliery Primary School - One of the sports/assembly halls
Easington Colliery Primary School – One of the sports/assembly halls
 
Easington Colliery Primary School - Another view of one of the halls
Easington Colliery Primary School – Another view of one of the halls
Easington Colliery Primary School - Decaying corridor
Easington Colliery Primary School – Decaying corridor
Easington Colliery Primary School - Huge windows in corridor
Easington Colliery Primary School – Huge windows in corridor
Easington Colliery Primary School - Chair in a corridor
Easington Colliery Primary School – Chair in a corridor
 
Easington Colliery Primary School - Box house
Easington Colliery Primary School – Box house
Easington Colliery Primary School - Light shines on chair
Easington Colliery Primary School – Light shines on chair
Easington Colliery Primary School - "Let's Explore" Books on a desk
Easington Colliery Primary School – “Let’s Explore” Books on a desk
Easington Colliery Primary School - Chairs in a classroom
Easington Colliery Primary School – Chairs in a classroom
Easington Colliery Primary School - Another classroom
Easington Colliery Primary School – Another classroom
Easington Colliery Primary School - Wide view of classroom
Easington Colliery Primary School – Wide view of classroom
 
Easington Colliery Primary School - Classroom from the back
Easington Colliery Primary School – Classroom from the back
Easington Colliery Primary School - Through classroom door
Easington Colliery Primary School – Through classroom door
Easington Colliery Primary School - Classroom almost ready for the next lesson
Easington Colliery Primary School – Classroom almost ready for the next lesson
Easington Colliery Primary School - Sinks in a bathroom
Easington Colliery Primary School – Sinks in a bathroom
 
Easington Colliery Primary School - Old cloakroom area
Easington Colliery Primary School – Old cloakroom area
Easington Colliery Primary School - Cloakroom with sink and drinking fountain
Easington Colliery Primary School – Cloakroom with sink and drinking fountain
Easington Colliery Primary School - Looking into another classroom
Easington Colliery Primary School – Looking into another classroom
 
Easington Colliery Primary School - Old papers and cricket ball
Easington Colliery Primary School – Old papers and cricket ball
Easington Colliery Primary School - Tall rooms with high ceilings and big windows
Easington Colliery Primary School – Tall rooms with high ceilings and big windows
Easington Colliery Primary School - Another tall classroom
Easington Colliery Primary School – Another tall classroom
 
Easington Colliery Primary School - Decay at top of stairs
Easington Colliery Primary School – Decay at top of stairs
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